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Amateur orchardists helping preserve heritage apples @theprovince

As the GMO non-browning Arctic Apple rolls slowly toward approval in Canada and the U.S., I caught up with some of B.C.’s amateur orchardists to find out what they think of the fruit and what they’re doing to preserve heritage …
As the GMO non-browning Arctic Apple rolls slowly toward approval in Canada and the U.S., I caught up with some of B.C.'s amateur orchardists to find out what they think of the fruit and what they're doing to preserve heritage varieties. Find my story here.
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Beautiful apple pictures from the Salt Spring Island Apple Festival @theprovince #bcag

I’ve never had a chance to attend, but the Salt Spring Island Apple Festival looks like a fantastic event. Here’s a summary of this year’s festival (which took place Sept. 28), by the numbers: - 1500 adults (and many more …
I've never had a chance to attend, but the Salt Spring Island Apple Festival looks like a fantastic event. Here's a summary of this year's festival (which took place Sept.
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Gorgeous! Sunset in #Abbotsford pumpkin patch @theprovince

This beautiful sunset picture comes courtesy of Kelsey, the Fraser Valley blogger behind The Farmer’s Daughter. (Check out her site here. It’s filled with gorgeous photos, recipes and style tips.) Her photo was taken in her parents’ giant …
This beautiful sunset picture comes courtesy of Kelsey, the Fraser Valley blogger behind The Farmer's Daughter. (Check out her site here. It's filled with gorgeous photos, recipes and style tips.) Her photo was taken in her parents' giant pumpkin patch at Willow View Farms in Abbotsford.
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The end of the small farmer? Rising price of farmland has some worried @theprovince

If you’re looking at buying farmland in the Fraser Valley, the 2014 Re/Max Farm Report won’t be news to you. With the highest price-per-acre in Canada, local farmland is out of reach for many small farmers, while the rising values …
If you're looking at buying farmland in the Fraser Valley, the 2014 Re/Max Farm Report won't be news to you. With the highest price-per-acre in Canada, local farmland is out of reach for many small farmers, while the rising values continue to attract land speculators.
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VIDEO: #Surrey farm school a hit during teachers' strike; Find registration details @theprovince #bcag

School’s out, but farming is in! As the teachers’ strike enters its third week, God’s Little Acre Farm in Surrey is turning its fields into a classroom. God’s Little Acre donates most of its produce to food banks and soup …
School's out, but farming is in! As the teachers' strike enters its third week, God's Little Acre Farm in Surrey is turning its fields into a classroom. God's Little Acre donates most of its produce to food banks and soup kitchens, so kids learn about local food while helping others.
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Nomination period for #WeHeartLocal Awards ends Monday! #buylocal @eatlocalnatural @theprovince

I’m back from camping just in time to tell you about the second annual We Heart Local Awards. The nomination period for this awesome initiative ends Labour Day, so if you haven’t already, nominate your favourite B.C. farmers’ market, food …
I'm back from camping just in time to tell you about the second annual We Heart Local Awards. The nomination period for this awesome initiative ends Labour Day, so if you haven't already, nominate your favourite B.C. farmers' market, food truck or cheese maker for an award.
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Farmgate fall apple guide: Stock up on some of B.C.'s best - and most unique - apples @theprovince

Margaret Butschler is an apple encyclopedia. The apple buyer for the UBC Botanical Garden’s annual Apple Festival pointed out some her favourite B.C. apples in a recent interview. You can find her picks – from the rare Glockenapfel to the …
Margaret Butschler is an apple encyclopedia. The apple buyer for the UBC Botanical Garden's annual Apple Festival pointed out some her favourite B.C. apples in a recent interview. You can find her picks - from the rare Glockenapfel to the sought-after Honeycrisp and the "born-in-B.C.
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$7 broccoli? B.C. shoppers to pay more for fruit and vegetables this year, says report @theprovince

B.C. shoppers could soon pay $7 for a head of broccoli at the grocery store, according to a new report. Released by Vancity on Friday, the report predicts produce prices in B.C. will rise up to 34 per cent this …
B.C. shoppers could soon pay $7 for a head of broccoli at the grocery store, according to a new report. Released by Vancity on Friday, the report predicts produce prices in B.C. will rise up to 34 per cent this year due to the California drought, which is in its third year.
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Death of orchard worker one of several tragedies on B.C. farms this summer @theprovince

A 23-year-old Quebec man who spent the summer working at an Osoyoos orchard was one of several people killed on a B.C. farm this summer. A co-worker found Gabriel Gendreau-Martineau lying at the bottom of a six-foot-high stack of fruit …
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VIDEO - Will bugs replace beef in the future? @Province reporter makes a meal of mealworms

Check out this video of Province reporter Gord McIntyre enjoying a meal of mealworms. McIntyre attended a UBC discussion on edible bugs. As the price of meat continues to rise, could worms be on the menu in the future? Find …
Check out this video of Province reporter Gord McIntyre enjoying a meal of mealworms. McIntyre attended a UBC discussion on edible bugs. As the price of meat continues to rise, could worms be on the menu in the future? Find the full story here.
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Follow along on CSA day at #Chilliwack's Abundant Acre Family Farm. @theprovince

I’ve been following the farmers behind Chilliwack’s Abundant Acre Family Farm through the growing season. It was their CSA day Wednesday in Abbotsford, so I tagged along to find out what customers thought of their produce and why they like …
I've been following the farmers behind Chilliwack's Abundant Acre Family Farm through the growing season. It was their CSA day Wednesday in Abbotsford, so I tagged along to find out what customers thought of their produce and why they like the CSA model.
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Six-second race time takes the cheese @theprovince

Missed this year’s Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival in Whistler? Here’s a story on the winners! * Do you have a story idea for the Farmgate? Glenda Luymes is an award-winning Province journalist and farmer’s daughter who loves local food. Get …
Missed this year's Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival in Whistler? Here's a story on the winners! * Do you have a story idea for the Farmgate? Glenda Luymes is an award-winning Province journalist and farmer’s daughter who loves local food. Get in touch at gluymes@theprovince.com, twitter.
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